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Washington Permanente Medical Group
Olympia, Washington
Posted Date
May 23, 2024

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About Us

Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) is a clinician-led, self-governed and independent multi-specialty group practice, providing care to the more than 700,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in Washington state. We work unencumbered by traditional health care obstacles and without silos; prioritizing people over profits, collaboration over ego, and driven by a singular goal: our patients' health. At WPMG, we take care of the whole person, with a team to address the fundamental, social, and emotional needs that contribute to total health. We are clinicians motivated by the desire to make a purposeful difference in the communities we serve, and in how health care is delivered.

We are looking for people to join us who understand that being a leader doesn’t always come with a job title; it’s about who you are, what you believe, and how you show up every day.
  • People who work to know, respect, and guide their colleagues and patients.
  • People who focus on serving their team and the people they take care of by inspiring, including and holding themselves and each other accountable for everything they do.
  • People who have the courage to commit, improve, and work with others to find solutions to help make this the best place to give care and the best place to get care.


Kaiser Permanente-Washington Permanente Medical Group is seeking a full-time (0.75 FTE) BE/BC Internal Medicine trained Hospitalist or Family Medicine Physician with the appropriate prerequisite training and experience to join our team based at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington.

Olympia Team Structure:
• 4 Rounding Teams (7AM-7PM)
• 1 Morning Admitter (8AM-4PM)
• 1 Afternoon (Swing) Admitter (1PM-11PM)
• 1 Nocturnist (7PM-7AM)

Olympia Team Culture
We prioritize value over volume. The patient target for each Rounder is 12 per day with a cap of 14. We sustain this by investing extra time into member experience and outcomes. We are seeking a hospitalist who is flexible and adaptable to our continuous innovation efforts. Admitters are expected to work collaboratively with the local KP advanced urgent care and hospital emergency department by providing consultation and outpatient care coordination as needed.

Medical Education
We provide the adult inpatient education to 3rd year medical students from the University of Washington’s Olympia LIC program. The hospitalist best suited for this position will be passionate for 1-on-1 medical student education, submit evaluations in a timely manner, and adapt their practice over time to align with the best available scientific evidence. You will receive a faculty appointment at the University of Washington.

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390 bed, not-for-profit, teaching hospital serving Thurston County and the surrounding counties. Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) hospitalists care for all hospitalized Kaiser Permanente of Washington (KPWA) patients at Providence St. Peter hospital. The ICU is open with intensivist backup. We are the primary attending for all ICU-level patients who are not mechanically ventilated. We do not perform any procedures. Inpatient consultations are provided by hospital-credentialed, non-KP specialists. On-site specialty consultation is available from Cardiology, Pulmonology, ID, Neurology, Neurosurgery, ENT, Urology, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, CT Surgery, Heme/Onc, GI, OBGYN, Podiatry, and Nephrology. The hospital utilizes Tele-Stroke and Tele-Psych for consultations. Virtual consults from KP specialists are available for Dermatology, Rheumatology and Endocrinology.

As a condition of employment, all clinicians and employees are required to verify COVID-19 vaccination status. As part of the pre-boarding process and before starting work, you will be required to verify your vaccination status, and will be provided an opportunity to apply for an accommodation based on a religious or medical reason, if needed.

Compensation and Benefits

The entire salary range for this position is $287,025.00 to $337,677.00 and will be prorated based on FTE. Placement of new hires will be in the range of $287,025.00 to $320,793.00 based on factors such as education, training or experience.

Employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, basic life, and disability insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan, receive employer contributions to the 401(k) plan, and enroll in our cash balance pension plan. Employees will also receive four weeks of paid vacation leave every year and eight paid holidays throughout the calendar year, and will receive continuing medical education leave and funding.


Olympia, with a population of 46,478, is the capital of Washington State. Economically fueled by state government, Olympia enjoys the benefits of a stable work force, engaged and educated community, and well-supported school system. Historic downtown Olympia offers a variety of eclectic shopping and dining experiences, while Olympia's westside is a regional shopping destination at numerous national brand stores and the auto mall. Olympia's strategic geographic location along Interstate 5 at the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula, puts one within two hours or less of regional recreational attractions - from hiking and skiing in the mountains to beachcombing along ocean shores.

We are dedicated to building lifetime relationships with peers and patients in Washington State’s richly diverse communities. Many know the Pacific Northwest as an attractive tourist destination with beautiful scenery, friendly people, and a host of cultural and recreational opportunities. These elements, and others, make Washington an excellent place to live.

Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

In our local communities and across the nation, Kaiser Permanente sets the standard for respectful care. With multicultural staff, equity, inclusion and diversity councils, medical interpretation resources, outreach efforts, educational programs and more, Kaiser Permanente puts people first in our medical centers and beyond.

As part of Kaiser Permanente, Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) seeks to create equity in our communities, eliminate health disparities, and always put patients—the heart of everything we do—first.

Following the guidelines in our National Diversity Agenda, every member of our team strives to:
    • Provide culturally responsive and appropriate medical care to improve the health and satisfaction of all people in our increasingly diverse membership
    • Recruit and retain clinicians and staff that enhance our workforce
    • Grow our membership by providing exceptional service and clinical care to all communities in our region

Creating a diverse workforce, an inclusive environment, and equitable opportunity for employment, growth, and advancement are deeply linked to our mission, our business, and our economic future. WPMG continues to add programs that build and maintain a workplace where we engage with our members, communities, and each other—with dignity, respect, and cultural understanding.

Equal Employment Opportunity

As part of our commitment to our employees and the members and patients we serve, we integrate diversity into all aspects of our operations. Maintaining a workforce with industry-leading levels of diversity through deliberate planning, development, and outreach is critical to fulfilling our mission, sustaining our business objectives, and providing the best level of care to our members and patients. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.



Medical Degree MD/DO or better.

Licenses & Certifications

DEA License
Washington Medical Lic


BE/BC Internal Medicine
BE/BC Family Medicine + Completion of one of the following Hospital Fellowship or Hospitalist track during Family Medicine residency + minimum of 3 consecutive years Hospitalist experience or 5 years Hospitalist experience in the last 10 years
All applicants must possess a full range of clinical skills and an interest in working with an innovative group practice.
All applicants must have an unrestricted Washington State Medical License and Federally Issued DEA license.


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